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Tata Global Beverages announces changes to the board of directors

by Nabamita Chatterjee | July 13, 2017

N Chandrasekaran appointed as Chairman of the board and Siraj Chaudhry inducted as Independent Director on the board

Tata Global Beverages has recently appointed N Chandrasekaran as Chairman of its board, and Siraj Chaudhry inducted as Independent Director on the board.

Chandrasekaran is Chairman of the board of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of more than 100 Tata operating companies with aggregate annual revenues of more than US$100 billion. He joined the board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017.He also chairs the boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Indian Hotels and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) — of which he was chief executive from 2009-17.

Speaking on his appointment, Mr. Chandrasekaran said “Tata Global Beverages has a rich heritage within the Tata Group, and is a strong player in the fast-moving consumer goods marketplace, with a vibrant portfolio of offerings, which includes iconic brands such as Tetley and Tata Tea. The Company has built deep capabilities in this space, and is well poised to address many significant consumer trends and opportunities over the years ahead. I am deeply honoured to be appointed Chairman of the Board, and look forward to working closely with the leadership team of Tata Global Beverages, to help further strengthen and rapidly grow the business.”

Siraj Chaudhry has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of Tata Global Beverages. He is Chairman of Cargill India. His tenure at Cargill spans nearly 23 years, and includes handling the leadership role in India, as well as a global commodity trading role in Geneva. Under his leadership since 2007, Cargill India has successfully built both consumer FMCG businesses in India, and Institutional businesses, backed by world class manufacturing facilities, a robust sales & distribution network, and an enviable brand portfolio.

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